Sperm Donation Agreements - New York

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Donation is an amazing way to help friends or family members seeking to become parents.  For donors and for those who seek to create embryos through assisted reproduction with the use of sperm donors who are known to them, it is important to be clear from the start about the donative intent and to have those intentions memorialized in writing.  Misunderstandings and misplaced parental rights and obligations can easily be avoided with a simple contract between the involved parties. 

 

In New York this is especially important for non-gestating LGBTQ partners who want to secure their parental rights by obtaining a Judgment of Parentage after conceiving their children through assisted reproduction where a known sperm donor was used.  In such a situation, having a clear agreement showing the sperm donor's role as a donor (rather than as an intended parent) streamlines the path to a court order confirming parentage of the intended parties.

The Law Office of Jennifer P. Maas, PLLC would be happy to help by drafting a donation agreement the parties can rely on.